Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Old Gods

Polish artist Sebastian Jarmołowicz brings us a recreation of the pre-Christian idol posts found across Slavic Europe.  Personally, I've been a lot more interested in Slavic mythology and history since I was exposed to the Witcher books and video games.   It's too bad schools don't give the folklore of eastern Europe as much attention as the Norse and Greco-Roman pantheons.


Friday, May 26, 2017

For the Emperor!

Roses and Boltshells brings us this incredible Warhammer 40K space marine armor.  I've never been a fan of Games Workshop's over the top grimdark aesthetic, but it translates into some impressive costumes and LARP gear.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Civan Edition.

Turkish artist Seda Civan brings us this intriguing Cthulhu idol. The fired clay finish is just outstanding. This really looks like something uncovered during an excavation.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Dürum & Bass Edition.

We've featured an increasing number of Cthulhu idols that were sculpted digitally and then 3D printed. Unfortunately, many of them take a serious quality hit because of the layering effect produced as the molten filament builds up the physical model. This very nice design from Dürum & Bass handily dodges that problem.  I really like how the facial tentacles taper down to fine, curving tendrils.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Cryptex

It's always a pleasure to stumble across a well made prop, but it's even better when the item in question is for a "Call of Cthulhu" game.  Swedish artist Karbunkl brings us this cryptex cylinder hand carved from fir.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Denizen of the Witch House

"All the objects—organic and inorganic alike—were totally beyond description or even comprehension. Gilman sometimes compared the inorganic masses to prisms, labyrinths, clusters of cubes and planes, and Cyclopean buildings; and the organic things struck him variously as groups of bubbles, octopi, centipedes, living Hindoo idols, and intricate Arabesques roused into a kind of ophidian animation."

-H.P. Lovecraft, Dreams In the Witch-House

This octopoidal horror comes to us from Swedish artist Richard Svensson.  It's based on an original concept sketch from KingOvRats, itself inspired by the multi-dimensional denizens in Lovecraft's "Dreams in the Witch House".